I would just switch back to the Auros motherboard - it has more fan headers which you'll find you need, and it's just a slightly nicer motherboard.
Otherwise, that'll work fine
It's just an amazon cheap cable kit, I linked it elsewhere in the comments. I didn't need any splitters.
No, I just left it alone and it runs fine.
Looks good but a couple of pointers:
you've chosen a freesync montior so I makes sense to move to a radeon rx 580 8gb to take advantage of that functionality. It's every bit as powerful as a 1060 6gb but uses adaptive sync with your monitor to reduce tears and stutters. It's also cheaper.
that ssd is poor quality. Specced you a better one with savings from the Gpu switch to the radeon.
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I just added them because the RGB strip indicated that you like RGB. These fans give you some internal lighting and are actually functional. They would replace the supplied case fans, which would be fine but aren't pretty. I'd suggest you put 2 of the 3 fans at the front blowing into the case, and then one at the back at the top as your exhaust fans.
Better to spend $30 on some fans that also look nice, than 16 feet of RGB strip that will.... clog up the inside of your case!
Homework and gaming, this is literally everything you need. You'd chosen a bunch of really expensive overkill parts in some area. You don't need a sound card or ethernet card, the motherboard does it. You could cut another $80 out of the monitor on this and not notice it. You do NOT need 16 feet of RGB strip in a PC! lol.
Anyway, this is a much more rounded build. Still powerful.
Very. this is a huge amount of PC for $800.
Nice build, it's clear you had to put a lot of thought into fans and radiators!
That's completely incorrect. The double data rate refers to the memory being addressable on both the rise and fall of the clock cycle.
That's a completely separate thing from Dual channel and Single channel mode, which is more like having your ram sticks in parallel, in a RAID 0 like array, to increase bandwidth.
DDR ram gives a huge performance increase. Literally double. Single channel vs dual channel is more like nothing, or not much. 3%-5% in real world use.
Here's a lengthy (cached, sorry) Gamers nexus link to Dual channel memory testing showing 0-5% benefit in real world.
TOmas hardware have an ancient but still relevant round up of RAM specs in this review here: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/PARALLEL-PROCESSING,1705-15.html Which explains the differences between dual channel and DDR ram well.
So the poster you erroneously replied to is correct - A single stick of 3000mhz ram (with AXMP enabled) is way better, some 20% better, than 2 sticks of 2400mhz ram.
You can fit 2 2.5" drives beneath the GPU apparently. Not sure what that does for airflow/temps.
I have a Ultrawide monitor that takes a 1080ti to run it well, and I built that system first. This is kind of a 'hackspace' mucking around PC, and it'll end up running minecraft and stuff in it's spare time so my son can play too.
Just seemed like too good an opportunity to build something great in an ATX case. The gaming PC is a SFF Dan A4, so it's not like I have 2 towers next to each other, the dan A4 sits more like a NAS!
Nah, That's as it came. I'm really not looking to squeeze the last ounce out of this one, I have a 1080ti build for gaming.
I'm just flattered you called my computer a high end build!
Yeah, I have their hyper x fury 3200mhz in my other build and the spiky but discreet head spreader is great, IMO.
That's a 5050 RGB Header splitter. It connects to the motherboards RGB (4 pin) header, and splits it out to control the Wrath stealth cooler lights (except the outer ring??) and 2 LED Strips colour. It came with my £10 3 pack of LED light strips.
Isn't even slated for release on PC! It'll be a console exclusive like RDR1, or else a late lazy port like GTA V.
It's important to be proud of what you have. I've spent 20 years gaming on really sub standard PC's - from teenage years when dad wouldn't buy a 3D card in the 90's, to my Student PC when funds limited me to 'borrowing' the 32Mb 3DFX VooDoo that my girlfriends PC had (but didn't need). Then younger years relying on laptops to do my best.
Finally I have enough put aside to justify a couple of Computers to really do what I want. These PC's will last years, be subject to upgrade in time, and no doubt one day feel old but for now I'm lucky to have the current 'state of the art'.
Your 1050 will no doubt serve you well, but look out for a used GTX 970. I have one of those, and it's a beast at 1080p and should save you some money too! Compares favourably to a 1060 3Gb.
Yeah, that's actually an artefact of the GPU having been damaged in shipping. It wasn't well packaged and it obviously got dropped, bending the I/O plate. I tried to straighten it as best I could. I may well get a bracket as you suggest, I saw a cheap one on amazon that will do the job.
Just the perils of buying second hand. Card functions perfectly though so that's good.
Really Nice colour scheme. That case looks great. Re the other issues:
I'd always spec a MoBo with a Wifi network adaptor inbuilt when you know you're going to need it - really tidies the build up. It does add a bit of cost (often less than a stand alone card, but AMD boards are less easy to find with wifi than coffee-lake Intel boards as it's baked into the chipset on those), but of course it simplifies the build and removes the need for an add on card.
If you just got a cheap set of white cable extensions it would hugely tidy up your cables on the visible side! They're under £30 a full set from Amazon.
And finally, a pair of 120mm fans on the front would really fill out the case and help force some air through the case.
'uphere!' brand on amazon. They're actually jot great, the cables are plastic coated not paracord and very stiff, and the plugs aren't 100% best quality. Serve their purpose though and we're too expensive.
I like simple things. It stops them outwitting me.
Poor Palit, when will he ever get to rest.....
It was actually great: The guy was selling 8 of these, he'd benchmarked them all so I got to pick the one with the best score. It's in the top 10th percentile of 1070Ti's out there (if you choose to bleive userbenchmarks methodology) http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10888213
It seems to be in fine form. I think of it like retiring a dog from the puppy farm.
I am lucky enough to have a 1080ti and an i5-8600K in a dan A4 as my gaming/windows PC.
Photos here. I'm not happy with them and the spec may get altered a bit, so I haven't submitted it as complete yet.
Oh woah, I got featured? No way!!
Yeah, the Super Jetstreams came with a 2.5 slot cooler, it's massive, but not that 'dense'. The card weighs less than my 1080ti. TBH the whole card feels kind of tinny and 'cheap' but at the price I'm not complaining. Great performance too. It also never gets hot, ever, even at low fan speeds.
It's really, really hard to get those plastic sleeved cables perfect. What you see here is 'good enough for internet photos'. They just kind of go where they want.
I agree. The Ryzen really needs dual channel ram. It's using it as VRAM too. Performance needs all the help it can get in a budget build, and dual channel is a few $ more.
I messed up the edit a bit on that photo. It's dark but not that dark. Definite tint though.
Not with the time I have available it can't. It's a workhorse not a show pony.
Here you go: http://amzn.eu/d/14fSRQu
They are quite stiff as they use plastic sleeving, not paracord. Best I could find, and 30cm ones fit this case well. They come with 24 pin ATX, 4/8Pin MoBo Power, and 2 sets of 6+8pin PCIE for 2x GPUs. And some cable combs.
Just beware the GPU upgrade path! The GTX 970 is brilliant for 1080p gaming - but it means that if you do go to a GTX 1080(ti) but keep a 1080p monitor, you may well not see much tangible benefit for your spend. And then you go out and buy a £400 Monitor to compliment it, and you've spent another grand.... (ask me how I know)....
I have used a Evga 1080ti SC2 with an intel i5-8400 and it didn't bottleneck!! No way will a Ryzen 2700X bottleneck that GPU unles syou're running very low resolution at insane frame rates.
No mid-tier current gen CPU (Ryzen 2600>, Intel i5-8400>) will bottleneck a GTX 1080Ti in normal gaming use. A few VERY CPU heavy titles excepted.
Yeah, that's actually an artifact of the Gpu having been damaged in shipping. It wasn't well packaged and it obviously got dropped, bending the I/O plate. I tried to straighten it as best I could. I may well get a bracket as you suggest, I saw a cheap one on amazon that will do the job.
Just the perils of buying second hand.
You'll be rock solid at 60fps @ 1080p.
no reason to go with a ryzen 1600 now though. Get the 2600 instead, it's all around better and just a few bucks more. Get a B450 Tomahawk too.
I honestly don't see the point of the H200 (much less the H200i) if you want a 'small' build. It's 90% of the size of a good MATX case. The GPU is hard against the PSU shroud and if you use a full ATX PSU it starves it of fresh air.
If you're going mITX, take advantage of the small form factor and get a Inwin A1 or similar truly compact case. If you want airflow, overclocking, expandability, go for a great mATX case like the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini - mATX.
If you're dead set on the H200, save money by getting the H200 (non I) and spend the difference on a SFX (smaller) PSU to allow airflow through the psu shroud vents onto the GPU. See the gamers nexus youtube review of this case to see why.
Component choice seems fine. 1080ti's won't drop in price much more, and the 2080 is a bust for now. No reason to get it until RTX enabled games come on stream, over a year from now.
PC Part picker is constantly mis-reporting amazon UK prices for GPU's and RAM. It shows Amazon Global Store prices excluding VAT and Duties.
I've emailed them about this, it just needs a filter so you can exclude global store offerings.
almost all mITX motherboards have Wifi and nowadays Bluetooth built in. Indeed it's part of the intel Z370 chipset specification, it's baked in. Same with B360/H370.
I have this case:
1) the cooler sits basically next to the Ram, with perhaps a 5mm gap. You can orient it vertically though, as the case is designed to flow air up and through and out the top. Any ITX cooler is the same. they use the ITX 'keep out zone' to maximum effect. You can count the worthwhile air coolers that fit into this case without modification on the fingers of one hand.
2) The GPU is on a riser wide flex cable, which plugs into the MoBo at the top, then doubles back down, across the case, and slots into the connector of the GPU at the bottom of the case on the other side of the 'sandwich'.
Nice build, you got some great value parts there.
I have the i5-8400, and it's god-tier for the money. Mine runs a GTX 1080ti and a 3440x1440 ultrawide, and the CPU is never found wanting. It's a great value option.
Nah, not worth the money. Any decent PSU can supply enough power to run both.
Only bother if you are trying to get your name to the top of benchmarking leaderboards.
Some serious overclockers like to use one PSU for the Motherboard and a second for the GPU, so they have independent power supplies and a heavy load on one doesn't cause voltage droop for the other components.
Since Amazon incorrectly reports global store prices to PC Part picker excluding VAT, (20%), Duties and fees.
I've messaged PCPP about this, Amazon global store prices are NOT representative, the GPU the parametric filter selects is over £200 more landed in the UK.
Because to begin with I had both (happy ebay accident). I was going to test them to see if I could live with the noise of the Asus Turbo or if my (preferred) EVGA ran at acceptable temps.
As it happened the decision was made for me because the Turbo had no output from HDMI so I returned it.
Gta V on this should be rock solid 60fps on ultra settings. It is on my i5-8400 with a gtx 970, which is less powerful than this.
Tbh I'm surprised doom Is only 60fps, it should be 90-100 except in hectic situations. Perhaps he left v sync on and the monitor is 60hz?
The 1060 6Gb should be able to handle VR, as the 1050Ti can. Probably not ideal though.
UK Specific? You have to be really careful with amazon pricing on Video cards at the moment. The parametric pricing gives you the 1080 Ti at £580 which is insanely good. Click on the amazon link however, and this is a price from overseas without duty at 20% or import fees. The card itself is actually £680.
You see this across the board with amazon pricing. The Pc part picker list s pulling prices not available to consumers from Amazons 'global store'.
There's no way you can spec a system around a 8600k and a 1080 Ti for under £1500 in the UK at the moment, and believe me I've tried.
Now do you partition the flow so that both GPU's get cool water, to me it looks like the flow would bypass the first GPU completely and just get pushed around the second. Are there proportioning valves in there?
I think a case would be a good idea just for safeties sake.... can you pull one out of a dumpster?
Great job though.